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What The Odds Fail To Capture When A Health Crisis Hits
National Public Radio

How well do we understand and act on probabilities that something will happen? A 30 percent chance of this or an 80 percent chance of that?

As it turns out, making decisions based on the odds can be an extremely difficult thing to do, even for people who study the science of how we make decisions.

Brian Zikmund-Fisher would know. He teaches about risk and probability at the University of Michigan School of Public Health.

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